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77th Regiment

Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)

British Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp

NameLEE – George
Regiment (s)77th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 981
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th March 1837 / 20 years / Dublin Ireland
Comb Maker
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Blue / Auburn / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean Turkey Crimea –  3 years 6 months
West Indies North America – 5 years 2 months
Australian Colonies – 1 year 4 months
Length of Service22 years 53 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 11th October 1859 / Chatham England
Campaign MedalsCrimean war Medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol Clasps
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Intended Residence at
New South Wales Australia
Pension Districts
1859 2nd Dublin
1860 1st Edinburgh
1862 Tilbury
1862-1864 Western Australia
1864 2nd East London
1864 Preston
1867 2nd Glasgow
1873 1st Liverpool
Pension Paid1/5d per diem
1871 Increased to 1/9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK   31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1817 Naas Kildare Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not Yet Known
SiblingsNot Yet Known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
McGUIRE or McGUIN Catherine
1821 Tipperary Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeEsther bap 15th June 1841 St. Paul’s Arran Quay Dublin City Ireland
George  B 1844  Corfu
Thomas  B 1851 Newport Monmouthshire Wales
James B 1857  Sydney New South Wales
D 1857 Paddington Sydney New South Wales
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
None known
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th October 1875 Liverpool Lancashire England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationHe deserted 6th August 1837 re-joined 7th December 1837 Confined 21st December 1837 to 9th January 1838.
Remarks: the 77th embarked for:
Malta November  1837
Corfu February  1842
Jamaica January  1843
Halifax Nova Scotia  January 1849
England May  1848
Malta March  1854
New South Wales Australia  June 1857
India  1858
England April  1870

It seems rather odd that there were no children born between 1851 and 1857 but the family does not turn up on either the 1861 or 1871 Census despite George’s pension being paid at Edinburgh. Whether his family accompanied him to WA we do not know but he did visit Sydney on his way back to the United Kingdom so perhaps one of them was living there.1841 British Army World Wide Index has George with the 77th at Chatham Kent England
1851 British Army World Wide Index has George with the 77th at Newport  Wales1851 UK Census (HO 107/2452/607/18)  Woollos, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
George Lee, Private 77th Regt, Married, 34, Comb Maker (Journeyman), Born Naas, Kildare
Catherine Lee, Wife, Married, 30, Born Tipperary
Ester Lee, daughter, 10, born Dublin, Dublin
George Lee, son, 7, born Corfu.
Thomas Lee, son, under … months, born Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales